Too many are risking death in Qatar so that the world's richest sport can hold a festival.
We need to stand up for workers' rights in Qatar and elsewhere
By Jim Murphy MP - 15 May 16:57

Too many are risking death so that the world's richest sport can hold a festival.

Shadow cabinet members believe the the Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Offices and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport should go.
Exclusive: Senior Labour figures push for government departments to be scrapped
By George Eaton - 15 May 15:54

Shadow cabinet members believe the the Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Offices and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport should go. 

The shadow London minister says racial division is "terrible for both our society and economy".
Sadiq Khan declares war on race inequality
By George Eaton - 15 May 12:00

The shadow London minister will set out a comprehensive programme to tackle racial division in a speech tonight. 

The nuclear weapons system is a red-line issue for the nationalist grassroots.
Even if it wanted to, the SNP couldn’t use Trident as a bargaining chip
By James Maxwell - 15 May 9:53

The nuclear weapons system is a red-line issue for the nationalist grassroots.

It would enhance his bargaining power, while the Tories can remind him that they allowed a vote on AV.
Why Clegg would accept an EU referendum in another coalition
By George Eaton - 15 May 8:53

It would enhance his bargaining power, while the Tories can remind him that they allowed a vote on AV. 

The lifting of restrictions has had no significant impact on the number working in the UK.
Romanian and Bulgarian stats show up immigration scaremongering
By Alex Glennie - 14 May 16:30

The lifting of restrictions has had no significant impact on the number working in the UK.

As the highest earners have gained, the bottom 90 per cent have seen their share of income shrink.
Whose recovery is this? The top 1% are gaining most
By Chris Leslie - 14 May 15:03

As the highest earners have gained, the bottom 90 per cent have seen their share of income shrink.

But why didn't he lead on the NHS?
PMQs review: Miliband holds his own in a difficult week
By George Eaton - 14 May 13:24

But why didn't he lead on the NHS?

The party's strategic focus should remain the same, but with much more ambition.
How and why Labour has lost support - and how it can win it back
By Andrew Harrop - 14 May 9:58

The party's strategic focus should remain the same, but with much more ambition.

The share of post-tax income received by the top 1 per cent has risen but the bottom 90 per cent are worse off.
Labour's new earnings data undermines Osborne's boast on inequality
By George Eaton - 14 May 8:29

The share of post-tax income received by the top 1 per cent has risen, while falling for the bottom 90 per cent.

In the many parts of the country where demand for housing exceeds supply, tenants are being exploited.
Why a ban on letting agent fees is essential
By Alex Hilton - 13 May 16:31

In the many parts of the country where demand for housing exceeds supply, tenants are being exploited.

Labour could win fewer votes but more seats than the Tories and Ukip could win more votes than the Lib Dems but no seats.
The 2015 election could revive the electoral reform debate
By George Eaton - 13 May 15:14

Labour could win fewer votes but more seats than the Tories and Ukip could win more votes than the Lib Dems but no seats.

Tessa Jowell, Bob Ainsworth and Dan Jarvis endorse the Tory MP as defence select committee chair.
Senior Labour figures back Rory Stewart for top defence post
By Rafael Behr - 13 May 13:32

Tessa Jowell, Bob Ainsworth and Dan Jarvis endorse the Tory MP as defence select committee chair. 

Digital communications combined with thousands of ground campaigners - Labour's great strengths today - are now more important than ever.
The lessons for Labour from America
By Michael Dugher - 13 May 13:00

Digital communications combined with thousands of ground campaigners - Labour's great strengths today - are now more important than ever. 

We need a strategy to disperse capital ownership and strengthen workers' voices.
You’ve read Piketty, but what to do about it?
By Mathew Lawrence - 13 May 10:02

We need a strategy to disperse capital ownership and strengthen employee voices. 

Were the opposition to be beaten by the Tories and Ukip, it would send shockwaves through the PLP.
Labour is in danger of finishing third in the European elections
By George Eaton - 13 May 8:51

Were the opposition to be beaten by the Tories and Ukip, it would send shockwaves through the PLP. 

Labour leader pledges that all patients will win the right to an appointment within 48 hours.
Miliband puts NHS centre stage with new GP guarantee
By George Eaton - 12 May 18:15

Labour leader pledges that all patients will win the right to an appointment within 48 hours. 

"Let us embrace John’s better and bigger vision – a people united, Scottish and British, and a powerhouse parliament able to separate Scotland from poverty."
Douglas Alexander's speech on the lessons of John Smith's life: full text
By New Statesman - 12 May 16:06

"Let us embrace John’s better and bigger vision – a people united, Scottish and British, and a powerhouse parliament able to separate Scotland from poverty."

A Lord Ashcroft survey puts the Conservatives two points ahead of Labour on 34 per cent.
Tories lead in national poll for first time in two years
By George Eaton - 12 May 15:33

A Lord Ashcroft survey puts the Conservatives two points ahead of Labour on 34 per cent.

There is increasing division over the party's alleged "35% strategy".
Labour tensions over election strategy are growing
By George Eaton - 12 May 14:50

There is increasing division over the party's alleged "35% strategy".

The PM recognises how any hint that he could depart could galvanise the "No" campaign - but he is preparing for defeat.
What Cameron's pledge not to resign if he loses the EU referendum tells us
By George Eaton - 12 May 10:08

The PM recognises how any hint that he could depart could galvanise the "No" campaign - but he is preparing for defeat. 

The combined attacks by the Lib Dems and Labour are further weakening public support for Gove's project.
Free schools have become a bad news story for the Tories
By George Eaton - 12 May 8:52

The combined attacks by the Lib Dems and Labour are further weakening public support for Gove's project. 

Cameron backs plan to ban strikes without 50% turnout
By George Eaton - 11 May 10:40

PM confirms the policy, championed by Boris Johnson, will appear in the next Conservative manifesto.

The party's visceral attacks on the Lib Dems show it is staking everything on a majority.
Is Ed Miliband a lucky general?
By Richard Morris - 09 May 17:21

The party's visceral attacks on the Lib Dems show it is staking everything on a majority. 

Labour knows the state isn’t perfect. But the coalition is giving power to big corporations, not to people.
Only Labour can build the Big Society
By Jon Cruddas and Lisa Nandy - 09 May 15:57

Labour knows the state isn’t perfect. But the coalition is giving power to big corporations, not to people. 

"Labour will not follow the Conservative Party’s approach of first ignoring, then insulting, and then imitating UKIP."
Douglas Alexander's speech on the European Elections: full text
By New Statesman - 09 May 15:37

"Labour will not follow the Conservative Party’s approach of first ignoring, then insulting, and then imitating UKIP."

Exclusive: Labour releases spoof of Clegg's "broken promises" video
By George Eaton - 09 May 14:56

In the latest stage of its assault on the Lib Dems, the party turns Clegg's 2010 election broadcast against him.
 

The inclusion of the party would help to split the left-wing vote and harm Labour and the Lib Dems.
Why the Tories want the Greens in the TV debates
By George Eaton - 09 May 11:40

The inclusion of the party would help to split the left-wing vote and harm Labour and the Lib Dems. 

New figures show that there has been a 59 per cent increase in working people claiming housing benefit since 2010.
Labour targets the Tories' weak spot on housing benefit
By George Eaton - 09 May 8:24

New figures show that there has been a 59 per cent increase in working people claiming housing benefit since 2010.

The mass death penalties and the wider crackdown on the opposition cannot be tolerated.
The UK must stand against Egypt's disregard of human rights
By Ian Lucas - 08 May 15:27

The mass death penalties and the wider crackdown on the opposition cannot be tolerated.

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